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Kosher revolution?

February 11, 2016

Grumbles about the rising cost of kosher food are as common as a rumbling tummy — but is there hope on the horizon? The growing popularity of kosher dishes, as described by producer Adam Bass this week, could create a series of opportunities for British Jews.

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Big deal, Mr Corbyn

February 11, 2016

There is a certain dissonance between the official statements from the Labour Party and the Board of Deputies after this week's meeting between the Board's President and CEO and Jeremy Corbyn, and what one might call the real world. The meeting was described as "positive and constructive" by the president and a "constructive dialogue" by Mr Corbyn. But look at the reality.

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Cheer up

February 4, 2016

Office of National Statistics figures released this week showed that Jews rank below the national average for happiness. Among faith groups, the only people more miserable are Muslims. But why so glum when a quick flick through the headlines show there are, in the words of the late Ian Dury, so many reasons to be cheerful?

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Faith in choice

February 4, 2016

When Yavneh College and JCoSS opened, there were fears of a glut of secondary Jewish school places in London with too few Jewish children to fill them.

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Bring him back

January 28, 2016

There are fine words this week from Professor Ed Byrne, Principal of King’s College, London. Responding to the violence on campus last week, Prof Byrne stresses his opposition to “any form of disruptive action” and how “open and uncensored debate can and must take place without fear of intimidation”.

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Westminster fabric

January 28, 2016

Whatever one’s politics, it is impossible not to accept and respect David Cameron’s commitment to Holocaust remembrance and education. When he set up the Holocaust Commission, there were some who doubted its purpose. When the Commission recommended the construction of a memorial, there were some who doubted its point.

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BDS thugs in action

January 21, 2016

This is far from the first time that we have had to observe the true nature of the BDS movement. It is not just antisemitic in theory, singling out the world's only Jewish state for boycott. In practice, that antisemitic intent is even starker, as was seen at King's College London on Tuesday.

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A day for non-Jews

January 21, 2016

Probably the most important point about Holocaust Memorial Day is that it is not for Jews. Not specifically for Jews, we should say. The memory and lessons of the Shoah are universal, which is why HMD carries such weight. As Ian Austin writes on page 49, even in a town like Dudley, which has almost no Jewish tradition, HMD now draws hundreds and resonates across the community.

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A day for non-Jews

January 21, 2016

Probably the most important point about Holocaust Memorial Day is that it is not for Jews. Not specifically for Jews, we should say. The memory and lessons of the Shoah are universal, which is why HMD carries such weight. As Ian Austin writes, even in a town like Dudley, which has almost no Jewish tradition, HMD now draws hundreds and resonates across the community.

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BDS thugs in action

January 21, 2016

This is far from the first time that we have had to observe the true nature of the BDS movement. It is not just antisemitic in theory, singling out the world’s only Jewish state for boycott. In practice, that antisemitic intent is even starker, as was seen at King’s College London on Tuesday.

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